Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE

Psychedelic/Space Rock • Multi-National


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

ěresund Space Collective picture
ěresund Space Collective biography
It all started with some loose jam sessions in the rehearsal rooms of the bands Bland Bladen and Mantric Muse. Founded by Scott Heller aka Dr. Space (synth, management) in 2004 ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE (OSC) are a multinational crew which get together as often as possible to play free form improvised space rock music. The band name derives from the ěresund Bridge, connecting Denmark and Sweden since the year 2000. The purpose is to offer another flavour with every new session. This is guaranteed by everlasting line-up changes.

The whole OSC family comprises more than 30 members in the meanwhile, temporarily entrusted by nearly every existing Nordic psych/space band. They have toured all over in Europe whilst collaborating with Sula Bassana and others. The musical trademark is provided by a grooving backbone in general. This is decorated by playful multiple guitars and a proper proportion of synthesizer and organ input. The interplay is somnambulistic due to a special spirit. All in all their music blends elements of psychedelic, space, dub, jazz and krautrock. Nearly every studio session or live gig has been recorded - the best-of excerpts got a place on several studio albums, starting with the eponymous debut in 2006.

Additionally the band offer several recordings for free via their official website respectively other legal download platforms, for example Internet Archives. The Black Tornado Studios in Copenhagen must be beneficial for the band's spirit - with the result of several highlights. Released on Transubstans 'It's All About Delay' (2006) and 'Black Tomato' (2007) are critically acclaimed albums coming from jam sessions in early 2006. Two years later a different line-up recorded new high quality material at the same place. 'Slip Into The Vortex' and 'Dead Man In Space' have been already released in 2010, a third album is announced.

see also:
Glossolalia (OSC side project)

Please find legal free concert recordings of ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE from
The Internet Archive

ěresund Space Collective official website

ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE forum topics / tours, shows & news


ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE forum topics Create a topic now
ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE tours, shows & news Post an entries now

ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE videos (1) | Search and add more videos to ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE

Buy ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE Music



More places to buy ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE music online Buy ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)
ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.39 | 28 ratings
ěresund Space Collective
2006
3.66 | 15 ratings
It's All About Delay
2006
4.14 | 54 ratings
The Black Tomato
2007
4.11 | 17 ratings
Inside Your Head
2008
4.13 | 21 ratings
Good Planets Are Hard To Find
2009
3.73 | 20 ratings
Dead Man In Space
2010
4.02 | 21 ratings
Slip Into the Vortex
2010
3.55 | 11 ratings
Entering Into The Space Country
2011
3.44 | 14 ratings
Sleeping With The Sunworm
2011
4.00 | 10 ratings
Phaze Your Fears
2012
4.50 | 10 ratings
Give Your Brain A Rest From The Matrix
2012
4.07 | 11 ratings
West, Space and Love
2012
3.60 | 15 ratings
Organic Earthly Flotation
2013
4.11 | 35 ratings
Music for Pogonologists
2014
4.06 | 32 ratings
Different Creatures
2015
5.00 | 1 ratings
West, Space & Love Vol II
2016

ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

5.00 | 2 ratings
Live At Roadburn 2010
2011
4.75 | 4 ratings
Live At Kildemose Festival 2008-2010
2013
4.13 | 5 ratings
Hamburg Concerts
2013
5.00 | 1 ratings
Live At Circus Maximus, Koblenz 2013
2014
4.33 | 6 ratings
Out Into Space
2015

ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.73 | 5 ratings
Chased by the Space Police
2012

ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 ěresund Space Collective by ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE album cover Studio Album, 2006
4.39 | 28 ratings

BUY
ěresund Space Collective
ěresund Space Collective Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Named after the bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden this is ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE's debut album released in 2006. They are an 8 piece band at this point with four of them playing synths although one of the four also plays Fender Rhodes and another also plays guitar. We have two bass players, a drummer and a guitarist rounding out the lineup. I had heard some samples from this last year causing me to believe this was the best I had heard from the band but I must say after spending considerable time with it that I feel "The Black Tomato" is still my favourite of the ones I've heard.

"Faked It All The Way" opens with so many intricate sounds here that blip, pulse and ping, well you get the picture. It does settle back before 5 minutes and it becomes more spacey right to the end. "Consumed By The Goblin" features spacey synths along with cymbals and some guitar. It starts to build before 1 1/2 minutes as the drums join in. I like the Fender Rhodes after 4 minutes. We're just tripping at this point. The organ is welcomed after 6 1/2 minutes along with the guitar. The guitar starts to soar around 8 1/2 minutes then the organ returns 10 minutes in as the guitar stops. It calms down around 13 minutes and this continues to the end as we get spacey winds and more. "OSC Bolero" is by far my favourite. I'm so reminded of LE ORME of all bands right here. Those melancholic synths and that beat are amazing. This is darker overall as well. Great track!

"Falling Stardrops" is spacey with bass and cymbals then a beat eventually joins in. This is so relaxed and trippy. Spoken words arrive after 5 1/2 minutes and continue until almost 7 minutes in. Guitar to the fore then the electric piano joins in before 9 minutes. "Grab A Cab" has an almost Reggae beat to it with twittering electronics and guitar helping out. That Reggae vibe ends later on though. "Moonhead" is a short spacey tune with plenty of atmosphere. I really like this and wish it were longer. "Sundown" is the over 17 1/2 minute closer. I'm not the biggest fan of this as it is often fairly subdued. Picked guitar and spacey winds join the sparse intro. It's getting louder 4 minutes in and Fender Rhodes joins in around 5 1/2 minutes. It then turns quiet for some time with synths. It's the bass/ drum/ synth show for quite a while as the guitar comes and goes.

It's certainly worth the 4 stars but I seem to get a lot more out of ELECTRIC ORANGE these days. A great start to their careers though.

 Different Creatures by ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE album cover Studio Album, 2015
4.06 | 32 ratings

BUY
Different Creatures
ěresund Space Collective Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

5 stars Scott Heller (aka Dr Space) and his fellow musical friends that form the ěresund Space Collective have delivered two official works in 2015, both of them a mix of double/triple vinyl and multi-CD sets of fully improvisational space-rock. While the superb previous one `Out into Space' was sourced directly from three-set concert performances, `Different Creatures' was worked on in a studio and recorded live over a three day period, and it might have turned out to be the strongest ěSC release to date. Incorporating violin, sitar (in a very different manner to their ambient/raga work `West Space and Love' from 2012) and perhaps giving a heavier prominence to electronics and experimental psychedelia than before, this one has their most diverse range of sounds and a larger variety of moods, as well as even more dense and complex material that never loses the spontaneous sound that the band is known for.

Thoughtful violin whispers may glide through the twenty minute opener of the first disc `The Ride to Valhalla', but it quickly reveals a crash of unceasing and frantic up-tempo drumming and heavy guitar blasts. `Juggle the Juice' is a welcome twisted psychedelic mind-spasm interlude, and calming synth breezes float around drifting ethereal sitar strains, drowsy bass, careful pattering drums and slow-burn electric guitar in the 30 minute `Digestive Raga', another one of their most mellow and laid-back sublime moments that purrs along on toasty vibes. `The Man from Wales' is a sexy wasted guitar and gorgeous organ plod, and `Bon Voyage' is a swirling vortex of experimental electronic twitches and mud-thick distorted bass with maddening building drums.

The two extended pieces that take up the 65 minute second disc reach even impossibly greater heights. The twenty-minute `Raga for Jerry G' is one of the dreamiest, most placid, even sweetest and carefully reflective pieces ever committed to disc by any variation of the ěSC, a soothing haze of weeping sitar strings, careful violin strains, gently blowing synth winds, electric piano ​glistenings and even drowsy country-flavoured slide guitar ruminations. The ambitious 45 minute album closer `20 Steps Towards the Invisible Door' heads closer to deep space madness again, Tangerine Dream-like sequencers and loops taking on a creeping and darker machine menace, harsher electric guitar drones and a breathless rumble of rising drumming. Scratchy violin slivers dance around bubbling synths and teases of eastern flavours before exploding into unhinged electric guitar wailing like a storm, with a final effective come-down the perfect way to ease back to Earth.

The ěSC have always delivered strong albums, but that true greatness they'd always had within their reach has finally been fully realised here. If you're already familiar with the group and the sort of eclectic space music its mostly revolving door of musicians and guests can deliver, then you already know the talent on display and the colourful works they deliver with every release. But if you're looking for an introduction to the band presenting some of their best ever material, then this would also make for an ideal title to explore from them first.

`Different Creatures' is a defining release for the ěresund Space Collective, one of the most varied, special and exciting space-rock/psych releases of the year, and simply one of the best overall progressive-related releases of 2015.

Five stars.

 Organic Earthly Flotation by ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.60 | 15 ratings

BUY
Organic Earthly Flotation
ěresund Space Collective Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

3 stars `Organic Earthly Flotation' is one of the latest in a steady cosmic stream of releases from the psychedelic ěresund Space Collective, and it's yet another reliable blast of mostly improvised and jamming space rock. As with the varying line-up featured on previous discs, founding members Dr Space and Mogens are joined this time by musicians from other bands like Denmark's Papir and Sweden's Carpet Knights, with a special highlight given to American guest Daniel Lar's powerful guitar skills. Because of this, the two sides of vinyl here deliver some of the most guitar heavy music to appear on an ěSC disc so far, giving it a very distinctive identity all its own in their eclectic discography.

The first side of the LP houses two parts of a longer jam entitled `Walking on Clouds'. It's a showcase for Lars' endless guitar soloing, with his distinctive and varied tone often channelling the sound of David Gilmour from the late 60's/early 70's Pink Floyd live shows that can still be enjoyed on dozens of bootlegs (shhh, our secret!). These two parts plod along for twenty six minutes with only slight variations, with some fleeting tempo pick-ups here and there and back again with brief wilder, more muscular outbursts spontaneously catching fire. Rising and falling synth swells wash around slow-burn reverb-heavy electric guitar ruminations that gradually grow in power, a dusty and earthy quality permeating the atmosphere. There's also some Ozric Tentacles-styled bubbling synth ripples too, and the second part is even more mellow and dreamier, with plenty of placid drowsy guitar strums over swirling synth winds.

Side B's `Carlos on the Moon' is unusually emotional for the band, gently melancholic and quietly reflective guitar strains carrying the opening minutes on lifting fizzy washes of synths. Second guitarist Nicklas Sorensen solos next to Lars throughout this one, and as the piece progresses, their two instruments duel alongside each-other, weaving together to make sweet green smouldering alien love! Par Hallgren's bass murmurs thoughtfully throughout then simmers nicely as the piece builds in intensity, Kristoffer Brochmann's unceasing hypnotic drumming casts a lethargic spell and dirty grooves even threaten to take hold in the burning climax before cooling synth waves bring us back to Earth sedately. The shorter album closer `Neptune Rising' throttles with a thrashing energy, some manic, repetitive and aggressive guitar runs sounding like Hawkwind jamming with Steve Hillage. It's cool, but is clearly whittled down from a much longer jam, so is just a tiny bit of a missed opportunity.

Special mention must go to the lavish LP set, and fans will know that the vinyl editions should really be the preferred choice to purchase for this group. Once again the band have delivered the goods with a beautiful thick gatefold sleeve with mind-bending painted artwork throughout by Eetu Pellonpńń. The LP also comes with a digital download copy, so space cadets can take a cosmic trip wherever they go!

The other ěSC albums released in 2013 - the compilations `Hamburg Concerts' and `Live at the Kildemose Festival 2008-10' - not to mention the steady stream of live recordings of full live concerts uploaded onto the Net to download for free from Dr Space himself probably offer more variety than this release, but for those who especially enjoy this type of music with a particular focus on guitars, `Organic Earthly Flotation' is still a tasty slice of improvised space-rock from one of the leading modern bands in the field.

Three stars - but guitar freaks can add a whole extra star!

 Music for Pogonologists by ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.11 | 35 ratings

BUY
Music for Pogonologists
ěresund Space Collective Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by LearsFool
Collaborator Post/Math Rock Team

5 stars Thus far the best album from the Oresund Space Collective, we have here a killer, guitar driven piece of space made up of several ten to twenty minute long tracks and jams, all dedicated to the almighty beard. The old use of electronic effects, and so their more ethereal side, is gone. The focus comes to guitars, with plenty of room for magic from keys and drums as well. All perform in this way. The band also indulges in playing voice samples live, leading to some neat effects from a heretofore fully instrumental band. "Beardlandia" sums up this smashing record quite nicely. "Ziggurat of The Beards" and "Remnants of The Barbonaeum" are fellow tracks that are a cut above the others, but all of it is excellent. The collective have really upped their game by now, which is phenomenal. They have to be one of the best ever jam bands, and I am just loving this band. Highly, highly recommended. This is some of the best space in years, and is spectacularly and whimsically played.
 Sleeping With The Sunworm by ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.44 | 14 ratings

BUY
Sleeping With The Sunworm
ěresund Space Collective Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by LearsFool
Collaborator Post/Math Rock Team

5 stars An hour long jam by the wonderful OSC. Guitar figures much more than in most of their releases, for the better, widening their sound. This is as calm and ethereal as their usual work, but with all the wonders extra guitar brings. The jam builds up very well, and it feels just right when the solos come in. Every instrument, as expected from the Space Collective, is played perfectly, and for a final mention, the guitars are best, nailed and carrying the day. Just great. The keys are also wonderful when they go solo. And the fact that this is a continuous improvisation, rather than just an hour long song like, say, Sleep's magnum opus "Dopesmoker", is all the more impressive. As far as space rock goes, this has to be a pinnacle. A spectacular, highly recommended listen for all space fans.
 ěresund Space Collective by ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE album cover Studio Album, 2006
4.39 | 28 ratings

BUY
ěresund Space Collective
ěresund Space Collective Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by LearsFool
Collaborator Post/Math Rock Team

5 stars Smashing, fully improvised space rock from a talented group of Danish and Swedish hippie revivalists, one of several masterpieces under their belt. All sorts of rock and electronic instruments and effects went into making this chilled, beautiful soup of an album, ever varied. This is the stuff of mental journeys into the beyond. "Faked It All The Way", "Consumed By The Goblin", and "Sundown" are the highlights, the last two of these being over ten minutes a pop. Electronics, drums, and bass particularly carry the day, but everything is excellent and used flawlessly. The album pretty much is ethereal electronic effects supported by rock instruments and prog keys, all brilliantly laid down to facilitate relaxation and trips. Just mental and beautiful. Highly recommended.
 The Black Tomato by ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE album cover Studio Album, 2007
4.14 | 54 ratings

BUY
The Black Tomato
ěresund Space Collective Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Approgximation

4 stars The Black Tomato album is a well coloured arrangement that listens like a recurring story. It fades in and fades out leaving an overlap that will have you happily scrolling over this album front to back over and over. The multi-artist line-up deliver an engrossing collaboration of sounds that have earned the band the Space-Rock, Prog-Rock genre it deserves.

Here ěresund Space Collective experiment with oblique structures of sound integrating them intricately. They approach the collaboration of sounds like a biologist analysing each organism of sound and meticulously weaving them into each other. The arrangements are multi layered yet highly collaborative sounds that excites the ears to no end. The prog approach of ěresund Space Collective is light to medium allowing more for the recognition of the space-rock aspect, yet the 'play' on its structuring keeps the listener well attached to their message. Though a mild push of prog, the collaborative method gives the impression toward an honest and true-to form loyalty of a more classic era.

Pushing familiarity of the past, sounds hinted with the ol' Hammond organ (Doors) conservatively layer the sound for that classic prog feel. Heavy echoing, overdrive and Wah-Wah peddling guitars (Iron Butterfly) also draw to a bygone era that was classified by its stylistic arrangement of sounds at the time. Modern keyboard euphoria (Hawkwind) emphatically states the space-rock genre intent. Percussion is a major driving factor accompanying alongside a very active guitar make-up.

Almost typical of space-prog-rock, tracks are elongated so as to travel you to another place while only remaining seated in your favourite observation post. Coming to the end of any of the 9 tracks is akin to arriving at your physical travel destination of a long distance trek as if it were only a few minutes.

 Organic Earthly Flotation by ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.60 | 15 ratings

BUY
Organic Earthly Flotation
ěresund Space Collective Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Rivertree
Special Collaborator PSIKE Team & Band Submissions

3 stars This is way more relaxed than many albums beforehand, the groovy, partially jazzy vibe is nearly gone here, except on the closing Neptune Rising maybe. And indeed, the line up saw a major change, as there is the complete PAPIR crew involved this time, additionally Americano Daniel Lars, who had his first trip ever to Denmark for playing with the ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE. Only synthesizer wizzards Mogens and Scott (Dr. Space) are staying, acting restrained though, 'Organic Earthly Flotation' is yet another album which works more guitar laden.

Walking On Clouds manifests in two sections, originally developed by Daniel, that means you can't really say that the music is completely improvised. Backed by a solid rhythm branch this is smooth, cheerful, featuring nice inspired guitar interplay, partially enriched with spacey patterns as well as chirping synths. Not quite a spectacular album - as I'm familiar with the complete studio discography - but surely something to dig. 'Organic Earthly Flotation' again proves their ambitious approach to update the sound with every entirely new production.

 Phaze Your Fears by ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE album cover Studio Album, 2012
4.00 | 10 ratings

BUY
Phaze Your Fears
ěresund Space Collective Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

4 stars Another few months, another release of quality instrumental and fully improvised space rock from Dr Space and his cosmic cadets with the Oresund Space Collective! `Phaze Your Fears', originally released on vinyl in 2012 and given a double CD reissue in 2013 with `Entering Into the Space Country' (I'm the proud owner of both formats!), the album continues to see the band constantly refining their sound and exploring expansive new corners of the galaxy, and with four guitarists credited on this release (two per side), there's plenty of interesting sounds to discover. I always like to point out little differences that make each of their albums stand out from each-other, and this one is no different.

Side A's title track sees the band mired in a brooding snarling swampy sound, heavy and driving as if they're marooned on the surface of a mucky alien world. The early sections of the piece have a serious dark groove to them, beautiful subtle tempo changes back and forth thanks to some spontaneous drum-fills and punchy unrelenting bass. The usual OSC synths take more of a back-seat to the twin guitarists, who help give the piece a driving and confident slow-burn. The second half turns into one of the dustiest and most bluesy pieces from the band to date, a searing near-boogie that kicks up so much dirt, it's interesting to hear them with their feet on the ground for a change! A welcome diversion from all their usual outer space adventures.

The flip-side aims for the stars again, and `Ear Meat' initially starts like many Oresund pieces, glistening and ethereal chiming guitars drenched in reverb and delay, shimmering synth pulses and tendril-like bass that creates a floating deep space cocoon for the listener. But things rapidly take a dangerously psychedelic turn once the band surprisingly incorporate whispered treated poetry. We emerge on the other side to a sonically violating electronic passage that reminds of similar sections of the Ozric Tentacles' `Strangeitude' album, then plodding hypnotic bass and a black hole of whirling synths take the OSC closer than ever to a serrated and unnerving Hawkwind edge. Completely disorientating and experimental, it's another immense colourful vision with a hint of danger that the band does so well.

You can safely pick up any Oresund Space Collective release and know you're going to get some quality space rock, and `Phaze Your Fears' is no exception. The title track presents them at their more earthy and grounded best, the second side their most wildly inventive, ambitious and challenging trip so far. It's perfect for new listeners and even more satisfying for established followers, and it's even better value now that it's available in a double CD set - two sublime space albums, what more could be ask for?

Four stars.

 Chased by the Space Police by ěRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2012
2.73 | 5 ratings

BUY
Chased by the Space Police
ěresund Space Collective Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Eetu Pellonpaa
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars After six years of maturing, another VSOP clip from the vast cosmos of ěresund Space Collective jams got wrapped inside striking graphic designs of Pňhl Sundstr÷m. Twelve minutes durating freeform blast captures the authentic studio feeling via audible conversations of band members on the start, and recording does not conceal the process of searching balance for musician's sonic dialogue. Their interplay of the band goes well as usual, but this single seems slightly frustrating due lack of both lenght and scarcity of dramatic developments on the potential of improvisational levels. Have managed to experience these aural tunnel visions few times on live concerts, and I would really recommend attendance to those even more than this particular recording. But what I really like on this capture is the emphasis of dynamic space rocking over ethereal soundscapings - I recall the latter were more on front on concert of 2007 in Helsinki. This preference being ofcourse just a revelation of my own subjective tastes, and there is nothing wrong with calm meditativeness. Sometimes more hectic open rock just seems to pour more vitality to the cup of everyday's endurance from the vase of Innovation's Holy Spirit. I would warmly recommend to allow Dr. Space and his friends to elevate You from mundane obligations of normal life for awhile, orbitting our singular home planet and from there to musical clusters beyond. The internet archive page could be mentioned as a good launchpad for such stress-relieveing voyages.
Thanks to rivertree for the artist addition. and to NotAProghead for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives